Mount Anak Krakatau erupts, ‘caution’ status maintained - Tourism Indonesia


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Mount Anak Krakatau erupts, ‘caution’ status maintained

Mount Anak Krakatau (Child of Krakatau) in the Sunda Strait, South Lampung regency, Lampung, erupted over 44 times over the weekend, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has reported.
Mount Anak Krakatau is seen from Japanese helicopter carrier Kaga as it flies above the Indian Ocean on Sept. 22. (Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon)
Tourists and the public are advised to steer clear of the volcano and its surrounding areas.
The agency, which quoted an officer at the Mount Anak Krakatau monitoring post, Deny Mardiono, reported that the volcano had erupted 44 times since Friday, with thick smoke billowing from the volcano’s crater at a height of 200 meters from the crater's peak.
The monitoring post also reported sounds of thunder and weak tremors that accompanied the eruptions.
The officer concluded that the alert level would stay at waspada (caution), the second-highest level, Antara reported. (JakartaPost)

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